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Glenn Greenwald: Refusal to call Charleston shootings “terrorism” again shows it’s a meaningless propaganda term

Greenwald: But what I ... don’t want is for non-Muslims to rest in their privileged nest, satisfied that the term and its accompanying abuses is only for that marginalized group. And what I especially don’t want is to have this glaring, damaging mythology persist that the term “terrorism” is some sort of objectively discernible, consistently applied designation of a particularly hideous kind of violence.

Catherine Shakdam: Is There Room For Islam In Democracy, Freedom Of Speech, And Secularism?

From the article: “If Islam is portrayed as a mortal enemy to Western civilization and values it is because it poses a formidable obstacle to imperialistic hegemonic interests. Democracy, freedom of expression, and secularism are merely masks worn by the one-percenters (1%), the global elite that seeks to enslave all of humanity as it simultaneously destroys the planet in its greed for resources, wealth, and absolute power.

Chris Hedges: A Message From the Dispossessed

Hedges: If you spend time as I have in Gaza, Iraq, Yemen, Algeria, Egypt and Sudan, as well as the depressing, segregated housing projects known as banlieues that ring French cities such as Paris and Lyon, warehousing impoverished North African immigrants, you begin to understand the brothers Cherif Kouachi and Said Kouachi, who were killed Friday in a gun battle with French police. There is little employment in these pockets of squalor. Racism is overt. Despair is rampant...

▶ Jon Stewart: Fox News, US Constitution Not For Muslims | Nina Simone — Backlash Blues

[youtube=http://youtu.be/hhe8uafs5IE] Published on May 1, 2013 Fox News throws out the constitution when it comes to Muslims. See and hear the Islamophobic bigots make fools of themselves on TV.  aMuslim [youtube=http://youtu.be/SxX6pYrvGy4] Uploaded on Oct 11, 2008 BACKLASH BLUES (Langston Hughes / Nina Simone) Nina Simone Mr. backlash, mr. backlash Just who do think I am You raise More

▶ Jon Stewart: Fox News, US Constitution Not For Muslims | Nina Simone — Backlash Blues

[youtube=http://youtu.be/hhe8uafs5IE] Published on May 1, 2013 Fox News throws out the constitution when it comes to Muslims. See and hear the Islamophobic bigots make fools of themselves on TV.  aMuslim [youtube=http://youtu.be/SxX6pYrvGy4] Uploaded on Oct 11, 2008 BACKLASH BLUES (Langston Hughes / Nina Simone) Nina Simone Mr. backlash, mr. backlash Just who do think I am You raise More

Glenn Greenwald> Obama, the US and the Muslim world: the animosity deepens

Obama, the US and the Muslim world: the animosity deepens Another new poll, this one of Pakistan, shows: a central promise of Obama for improving US security is an utter failure Glenn Greenwald   Friday 15 February 2013  guardian.co.uk Pakistani protesters burn a representation of an American flag during a rally to condemn US drone attacks in More

Glenn Greenwald> Obama, the US and the Muslim world: the animosity deepens

Obama, the US and the Muslim world: the animosity deepens Another new poll, this one of Pakistan, shows: a central promise of Obama for improving US security is an utter failure Glenn Greenwald   Friday 15 February 2013  guardian.co.uk Pakistani protesters burn a representation of an American flag during a rally to condemn US drone attacks in More

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